Forming local resilience committees – October 31st Webinar

Resilient Connecticut Webinar Series

Forming local resilience committees:
A discussion with two Connecticut coastal towns

Webinar held on Thursday, October 31, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

As the impacts of climate change are increasingly felt at a local level, community-driven resilience planning becomes ever-more important. On October 31st CIRCA hosted staff from two coastal Connecticut towns that are in the process of forming resilience committees. Joe MacDougald, UConn faculty and a Madison resident, co-presented with Dave Anderson, Town of Madison’s Director of Planning & Economic Development, and Tom Banisch, Madison’s First Selectman. They were joined by Jessie Stratton who is a member of a task force helping to lead Groton’s resilience planning effort.

After a short introduction, presenters described their committees’ charge and structure, technical assistance needs, and ways they are bringing together diverse stakeholders to address resilience.

Webinar Introduction – Joe MacDougald

Madison Coastal Resiliency Commission – Dave Anderson Presentation

Groton Coastal Resiliency Commission – Jessie Stratton

In related news, the Madison Board of Selectmen have appointed 19 members to a Coastal Resiliency Commission to begin addressing potential threats and concerns to Madison’s beaches and coastline as a whole. For further information, a link to an article can be found here.



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